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Neumünster – DEF04

EU regions: Germany > Schleswig-Holstein > Schleswig-Holstein > Neumünster

map of Neumünster DEF04
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2021133

More on wikipedia wikidata Q3879 on OpenStreetMap Neumünster slovensky: DEF04


number of inhabitants202379 502
population density20221135.7
old-age dependency ratio202336.3
demographic pyramid DEF04 Neumünster

From Wikipedia: Neumünster (German pronunciation: [nɔʏˈmʏnstɐ]) is an urban municipality in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. With more than 79,000 registered inhabitants, it is the fourth-largest municipality in Schleswig-Holstein (behind Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg).


The first historic record of the precursor village „Wippendorf" dates from 1127.

Current situation

Neumünster station is a major railway junction with lines running in six (formerly seven) directions, including the important Hamburg-Altona–Kiel and Neumünster–Flensburg lines.

Near Neumünster at Ehndorf, there is a high-power medium wave transmission facility for transmitting the program of Deutschlandfunk, the Ehndorf transmitter, which is often named incorrectly as „Neumünster transmitter".


Neumünster is located at river Schwale, near the geographical center of Schleswig-Holstein, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Kiel, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Hamburg and 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Lübeck. The Aukrug Nature Park is close to the town.

Mayors and Lord mayors

In 1870 Neumünster received the town privileges.

Other: Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Lübeck, Dithmarschen, Nordfriesland district, Ostholstein, Pinneberg, Plön District, Flensburg, Steinburg, Stormarn, Neumünster, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Rendsburg, Mittelangeln, Segeberg

Neighbours: Plön District, Segeberg, Rendsburg

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Neumünster – DEF04, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PDEF04, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164